Macy, Sue. Trudy’s Big Swim: How Gertrude Ederle Swam the English Channel and Took the World by Storm. Illus. by Matt Collins. 2017. 36p. Holiday House, Inc., $16.95 (9780823436651). Gr. 1-5.
During a time when women in sports were just starting to gain the recognition they deserved, Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
Arnold, Elana K.. What Girls Are Made Of. 2017. 200p. Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab, $18.99 (9781512410242). Gr. 10-up.
Nina Faye embarks on a journey of self discovery, delving into her past and present circumstances after her boyfriend leaves her.
Smith, Matthew Clark. Lighter Than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot. Illus. by Matt Tavares. 2017. Unpaged. Candlewick Press, $16.99 (9780763677329). Gr. 1-4.
Sophie Blanchard became the first woman pilot by not letting anyone limit her passion for flying.
Sanchez Vegara, Ma. Isabel. Marie Curie. Illus. by Frau Isa. Tr. by Emma Martinez. 2017. Unpaged. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, $14.99 (9781874809629). PreS-Gr.3.
Marie Curie pursued her passion of studying science and became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
Macey, Sue. Motor Girls: How Women Took the Wheel and Drove Boldly Into the Twentieth Century. 2017. 96p. National Geographic, $18.99 (9781426326974). Gr. 5-up.
Many American women in the early twentieth century embraced the freedom that the automobile offered and utilized it as a tool to transcend traditional gender norms.
Kops, Deborah. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights. 2017. 224p. Highlights/Calkins Creek, $17.95 (9781629797953). Gr. 6-12.
One of the leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul dedicated her life to fighting for women’s equality.
O’Leary, Chandler and Jessica Spring. Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color. 2016. 130p. Sasquatch Books, $24.95 (978-1-63217-057-6). Gr.10-up.
Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring give a new voice to twenty four “dead feminists” by commemorating these women via the artistry of the once popular broadside.